In case you don’t know, the FPV is the circle on your screen that show’s the direction your plane is moving in. It is commonly used for aiming at the runway on final especially in crosswinds. IMO it is not very realistic.
Currently FPV is toggleable in the SYSTEMS menu and is always on by default. I am proposing to turn it off by default on expert to increase the realism.
IMO the FPV should not be completely disabled for the following reasons:
IF is played on a 2D screen so judging 3D direction is harder than in real life
FPV is the only way to tell if your wheels are on the ground
There are cases where landing without FPV can be extremely difficult. Examples are high descent rate non-ILS approaches and heavy crosswinds (this can be caused by weather failing)
I don’t see why this is such a big deal. If you don’t want to use the HUD, just turn it off when you spawn in. Most people like the FPV because it’s much easier to fly, and the developers will keep it this way if it benefits the majority of the users.
If people want to fly more “Realistically” They can simply fly in cockpit, with the FPV off, and HUD if the aircraft isn’t certified for it. There’s no need for a change of how i can fly on expert. I enjoy the outside view to well enjoy the scenery, and the sunset/sunrise. May not be “Realistic” but that is a big reason why i still fly. I follow SID/STAR use realistic taxi routes, flight plans. All that good stuff.